Saturday, August 28, 2010

Terrore del TWART COMICO

This week's theme on the COMIC TWART is Italian Spiderman, as picked by Ramón Pérez. You can see the full piece over at the blog. If you've never seen this series, go check it out at the aforementioned link.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stars and Garters!

I wasn't planning on doing anymore of these, but I really needed something quick and simple to help me wake up today. After yesterday's Thing I had thought about doing four more with my favorite Marvel characters but I don't think there's going to be time for that. So instead I asked the folks on Twitter which one I should go with out of the four: Thor, Luke Cage, Nick Fury, and Beast. The overwhelming response was for Beast. Some of you know that more often than not I'll opt to draw the old X-Factor version but I haven't drawn the furry blue Hank McCoy in a while. Some actually requested cat-faced Beast, but I'm pretty sure they were either drunk or delirious.

There's also a new Red Clay today, which involves mind-bending action and disbelief. Kyle worked really hard on finding a new way to navigate the strips, so please check it out and let Kyle know you appreciate it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I was reading through some of the early Fantastic Four last night and I got this one Jack Kirby panel stuck in my head. Couldn't shake it. So I translated it into today's warm up because it'd been a week or two since I drew ol' Benjy.

And remember kids, vote Evan Shaner for the new Marvel Two-in-One in 20xx.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sundays with Sabretooth

Here's a commission of a guy I've never even thought to draw before, Marvel's Sabretooth. I love the design of the costume despite the fact that it doesn't make a bit of sense for a guy like Sabretooth. I do love using that whole "villain looking menacing holding the mask of his counterpart" routine.

Also, the sketch cards (I mentioned them a couple weeks ago) that I did for the March of Dimes are now up on eBay. The bidding on them ends in about 5 days so make sure to put them on your watch list now. Here's the link.

Enjoy the rest of this miserably hot weekend while it lasts. I'll have more tomorrow.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Broken Windows!

Here's another commission, this time of some guy I've never heard of though I hear he's popular. I'm told his name is "Batman" but I think that's German or something.

It took every bit of restraint I had not to make a copy of this with a speech balloon saying "OHH YEEEEAAHHH".

Also, hey look, brand new Red Clay, fresh out of the oven.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Immortal Iron Fist!

Here's another commission, this time of Orson Randall, from Marvel's The Immortal Iron Fist. Please forgive the lack of Gun-Fu.

Also, there's a new Red Clay up, if you have a minute.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Baby Cart at the COMIC TWART

This week's theme at the COMIC TWART, as picked by Dan Panosian, is Lone Wolf and Cub. Above is the sans color version and you can see the final piece over at the Twart itself. I haven't actually read the series, but I've been aware of it peripherally for a long time. Another one of those books that I've been meaning to get around to reading but never seem to.

Another Mary Marvel!

Another Mary Marvel?! I know, I know, but this one was a commission. I swear.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Red Clay

With a lot of help from buddy Kyle Latino, I launched a new strip today. I've been talking about starting it for what feels like months now, but as of today Red Clay has begun. To your right in the sidebar you can see a button that will take you directly to the newest strip, which will be updating Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the time being. Depending on my work load I may switch over to biweekly, in which case I'll say something here. Thanks in advance for checking it out, I'm really excited about this.

In addition to this you'll see that there's a new button for 1990 Gettysburg. The last strip I posted there was on Christmas '09, and while I had some ideas on where to go with it, I hadn't heard much feedback and decided to just let it go. After talking to some folks recently though, I'm going to try and bring it back in the next couple of weeks, and in a way that leans more on the traditional humor strip style that I had started it with. Again, I'll make sure to say something here when everything comes together.

As mentioned above, Kyle Latino had a big hand in helping me get all this set up. Tomorrow he starts his own strip, The Neptonian, which you can find here and in the links to your right. He'll be updating on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For the most part, I'll be pretty quiet about Red Clay over here. I might mention it whenever a new chapter begins for instance, but otherwise I'll keep it all over on the website. In the meantime thanks for checking in folks!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dreams of a COMIC TWART

The theme over at the COMIC TWART this week is the Sandman, as picked by Dan McDaid. Dan gave us the freedom to pick whichever incarnation of the Sandman we felt like, and while I've got Wesley Dodds in the clip above, I couldn't decide on just one and threw a bunch into my final piece. Of course, I couldn't come up with any interesting to do with one of my all time favorite Sandman moments.

Make sure to check out all the other great work by the rest of the guys this week!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mary Marvel!

Did a loose ink sketch today because I can't get enough of drawing that Li'l kid Mary Marvel from the Billy Batson sketch a couple weeks ago. I put some colors and text down and there you have it.

Jonah Hex: Confederacy

I've been dying to work on a western lately and I loved the recent issue of Jonah Hex (#57) where Bat Lash, Scalphunter, the Trigger Twins, and Nighthawk and Cinnamon showed up, so I worked up another page featuring most of them. I know it's another page of talking like the Captain Marvel pages I posted, and I promise I do have some action stuff ahead, but there were still a couple things I wanted to try out -- namely campfire lighting, different angles on characters wearing hats, plus a little more varied expression in a conversation. I'd love to work on any of these characters at some point, but I'm especially interested in Scalphunter, a character I had little to no knowledge of previously but having drawn him a little now I'm really taken with him.

So, much like Captain Marvel and Encyclopedia Brown, I want in on a western at some point. It doesn't have to be with these characters, but boy that'd be a lot of fun.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Bride of the COMIC TWART

This week's theme over at the COMIC TWART is Frankenstein's Monster, as picked by Andy Kuhn. Instead of just putting up a clip this week, I figured I'd show you the inks as they are just before I slap some color on. I don't do much horror stuff but this definitely got me thinking about it. Make sure to check out the color piece here.